‘LOWER-FI COLLECTIVE’: TODAY – THURSDAY 6 DEC: ‘SIGN LANGUAGE’ An Exhibition Of Hand Painted Sign Typefaces

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“SIGN LANGUAGE” – A GROUP EXHIBITION: EDWARD WOODLEY / DAVE FREY / CHOW CRACKER / GARY MSK / GEMMA O’BRIEN / KAONE / LANCE CORLETT / NUMSKULL / ROACHI / WILL LYNES

Sign painting has a very long history within the realm of “artisans-crafts”. Historically, apprenticeships were the means of learning the craft. Though many, in the earlier history of the craft were self-taught. An apprenticeship could last for years, depending on the skill of the apprentice and the knowledge of the “master”. The skills learned were varied and some quite complex. Learning to manipulate a lettering brush was the core of the learning process. This skill alone could take years to master.

With the advent of the computer and various kinds of software now available the sign painting craft has been displaced with computer driven sign making machines. The “craft” has all but disappeared, and in only a few “technical schools” or specialty schools is the craft still taught. Sign painters are usually self-taught and/or taught by mentors in the business. This is because Sign Painting is rarely offered in schools/universities, which in turn is the reason it could considered a dying trade. “Sign Language” is an exhibition of a younger generation whom embrace the practices of traditional sign painting.

AFTER PARTY DRINKS AT LO-FI / LV 2,383 BOURKE ST / 9PM TIL LATE

WEEK 4 (FINAL SHOW) / ‘Sign Language’ A Group Exhibition Of Hand Painted Signs.
THU 6th December 2012
Opening starts at 6pm.
Lower-Fi Collective @ The Stables
7-9 Lt Bourke St, Surry Hills
Sydney, 2010

Lower-Fi Collective is spread over 4 weeks… Each Exhibition is for one night only!

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